New Mandatory Evacuation for Barker Reservoir Area Communities

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX  August 30, 2017 PM

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is currently forecasting a record pool elevation level in the Barker Reservoir several feet above the levels in the Tax Day flood of 2016. The reservoir has risen to 101.1 feet at this time and imminent flooding is expected in this area.   As a result Fort Bend County has changed the voluntary evacuation to a MANDATORY evacuation order for the following subdivisions:

  • CANYON GATE – all sections
  • CINCO RANCH – following sections:
    • Bayou Park Estates
    • Cinco Forest
    • Equestrian Village
    • Fountain View
    • Greenway Village
    • Institutional Core
    • Southpark Meadow Place
    • North Lake Village
    • Plaza Subdivision
    • West, Section 7
    • Willow Fork
  • GRAND LAKES – all sections
  • KELLIWOOD – following sections:
    • Courts
    • Fairways
    • Greens
    • Links
    • Park
    • Pointe Terrace
  • RICEFIELD VILLAGE
  • WILLOW FORK – Greens, Section 1

There is an interactive map on the Fort Bend County OEM website where citizens can type their address and see if they are in a mandatory evacuation area.  Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Evacuation Interactive Map.

Fort Bend County’s unincorporated area is currently under a curfew from 12:00 AM to 6:00AM and it is best not to travel on these roadways until daylight.   Residents are advised to make preparations now to remove all persons and pets out of the neighborhoods.  All evacuees should take their important documents and medication with them when they leave.  Additional vehicles can be parked at the Cinco Ranch High School.

If you are a resident in the evacuation zones and you do not have transportation or a place to go – PLEASE CALL Fort Bend Office of Emergency Management at 281-342-6185 and request assistance with the evacuation.

For current shelters in Fort Bend County go to Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Shelter page.

For an up-to-date lists of road closures and traffic issues, please visit the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management’s Road Closures page. Do not assume that your route will be clear and do not return home until officials say it is safe.

For more information or if you have questions, check the Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management website at fbcoem.org, the FBC OEM Facebook page, the FBC OEM Twitter account, or call 281-342-6185.

County Judge Issues Curfew Order for Unincorporated Fort Bend County

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX  August 30, 2017  10:00 PM

For Immediate Release

In response to requests from Fort Bend County law enforcement officials, Judge Bob Hebert has issued a curfew order for unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. This curfew will be in effect beginning 12:01 August 31, 2017 and will be in force until 6:00 AM on September 6.

The curfew states that the only people who may remain in or travel around on both public and private property are:

  • Law Enforcement Personnel
  • People authorized by the County Judge to assist in the protection of the health, safety, or welfare of the public
  • Owners of the property in which they are found during curfew hours
  • A person who remains or travels upon private property which is owned by him or upon which the person has been invited

This order will take effect immediately.

“This curfew,” said Judge Hebert, “is being put into effect for the safety of people in the unincorporated areas of Fort Bend County. The safety of our citizens outweighs the temporary inconvenience that results from this curfew. We want you to be safe as we face Harvey’s challenges together”.